Some of the Norwegian snipers have just been issued with the newest weapon in the Norwegian armed forces. The Barret MRAD, chambered in 338. Lapua
(8,58 x 70 mm). Issued as a alternative between the Barret 50. caliber and the 7.62x51mm HK417 sniper rifles. I first heard of the Lapua coming into the Norwegian army when I overheard a major and a captain from the EODs talking about it in August 2015.
Known for making AR variants in unusual calibers, Alexander Arms has added a new rifle to their lineup; the Ulfberht. Named after a type of legendary Viking sword, the Ulfberht is a semi-auto rifle chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum. It’s internals are based more off the DP-28 LMG from Russia. Note in the third photo how the piston resembles that of an AK. With an MSRP of $6,850, this rifle isn’t something for the average gun owner. (GRH)